Read our Huffington Post article “Let’s Stop Referring to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as a Women’s Issue.”
The article is co-written by Linda A. Seabrook, General Counsel for the anti-violence organization Futures Without Violence and CONNECT’s Co-Executive Director, Quentin Walcott.
“Young boys who witness violence at home are three to four times more likely to perpetrate acts of domestic violence as adults. Up to 10 million — or every one in 15 — children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90 percent of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence. Beyond what children may see at home, they are continuously surrounded by messages and images in community institutions, advertisements, TV shows, songs, and other spheres that reinforce gender stereotypes — such as expectations of the subservience of women, or men exhibiting force as a display of strength — that often correlates with abusive behavior.”